Published 9:30 am Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Name of Business: Aerus/Electrolux

Street address: 11-C E. Windsor Blvd, Windsor

Phone number: 757-242-4200

Operating hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Nature of business: Vacuum sales, supplies, repairs

Owner: Burley and Donna Napier

Year founded: 2003
Prior locations: Churchland and Virginia Beach

Number of employees: Two

How’s business: By the grace of God, we are still in business

One thing you wish everyone knew about your business: That the machines found in certain stores that say Electrolux are not the same as the ones that have been used for many years.

Something you offer that a customer won’t find elsewhere: Old-fashion, free, personal, in-home service

Advice to young entrepreneurs: Don’t expect to be a huge success overnight. Be prepared to live lean for awhile until your reputation grows

Your first job: Selling Grit newspaper door to door

Your role model (in business or in life generally): Jesus Christ

The key to a successful business is: Much prayer, honesty and great customer service.